Innovative Theatre Y Explores Intersection Between COVID-19 And Black Lives Matter

Chicago’s arts community is shining a light on how COVID-19 intersects with racism, poverty and social exclusion.

Innovative Theatre Y Explores Intersection Between COVID-19 And Black Lives Matter
A shot from four episodes of "Facing Ourselves," featuring Howard Raik, Eric K. Roberts, Lavell Collins and Melissa Lorraine. Courtesy of Melissa Lorraine
Innovative Theatre Y Explores Intersection Between COVID-19 And Black Lives Matter
A shot from four episodes of "Facing Ourselves," featuring Howard Raik, Eric K. Roberts, Lavell Collins and Melissa Lorraine. Courtesy of Melissa Lorraine

Innovative Theatre Y Explores Intersection Between COVID-19 And Black Lives Matter

Chicago’s arts community is shining a light on how COVID-19 intersects with racism, poverty and social exclusion.

Reset checks in with Chicago-based Theatre Y about its community-building video series called MY BODY’S IMAGE, DELAYED. Born in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project pivoted, mid-way, to address the BLACK LIVES MATTER struggle.

GUEST: Melissa Lorraine, co-founding artistic director of the Theatre Y